Buyers' guide to Christmas gadgets

Santa with a smartphone

Christmas is fast approaching. If you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet, this weekend is the time to get to the shops - online or on the high street - to get gifts for your loved ones.

If you're like us, the perfect present is often something techie, but picking the right gadget isn't easy with so many variations on the shelves.

So for advice or inspiration to help you shop, check out our buyers' guides to laptops, netbooks, smartphones and must-have gadgets:

Buyer's guide to laptopsBuyer's guide to netbooksBuyer's guide to smartphonesBuyer's guide to must-have gadgets

And if you're shopping online, make sure you keep safe by reading our security tips and tricks here.

Are you hoping to be given a gadget as a gift this Christmas? If you could have any techie present, what would it be? A shiny new iPhone 3GS, a cheap and cheerful netbook, or maybe a wireless charging mat?

Let us know what's on your shopping list at


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